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Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

Project Kidsafe events set for Kelly dealerships

| April 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Operation Kidsafe is scheduled to host a free event in the Summit City from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 7 at Tom Kelley Buick GMC, 633 Avenue of Autos off of Illinois Road and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 14 at Kelley Chevrolet, 5220 Value Drive off of Lima Road. According to […]

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South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

South Side High School Class of 1975 reunion set for May 28

| April 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The South Side High School Class of 1975 is scheduled to hold its 41-year reunion from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., May 28 at the Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St. The cost for the event is $50 per person. To make a payment, go to www.southside1975.weebly.com to pay by credit […]

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Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

Stunning task force report hammers Chicago police for systematic bias

| April 28, 2016

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA News Wire Contributor) A police accountability task force set up by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to analyze the Chicago Police Department has released a blunt and damning assessment of the department’s dealing with African Americans. The report, entitled “Recommendations for Reform: Restoring Trust Between the Chicago Police and the Communities […]

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Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

Black women won’t celebrate ‘Equal Pay Day’ until Aug. 1

| April 28, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) The Sewall-Belmont House is located at the National Women’s Party in Washington D.C. It is one of the oldest houses near the United States Capitol, and was the house where Alice Paul wrote the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote. On April 12, Equal Pay […]

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Traditional values popular in black community

Traditional values popular in black community

| April 28, 2016

By Raynard Jackson (NNPA News Wire Columnist) What do these four people all have in common: Wardell Stephen “Steph” Curry, II, better known as Steph Curry, Ayesha Alexander Curry, Carvin Haggins and BriaMarie? Yes, they are all involved in entertainment at the highest levels. Yes, they all have achieved some measure of success within the […]

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Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

| April 28, 2016

By Karen Ocamb (Black AIDS Institute) Special to the NNPA The first cases of what became HIV/AIDS hit the news on June 5, 1981. Soon, Phill Wilson, then just 25, and his new boyfriend Chris Brownlie were both diagnosed with swollen lymph nodes, which their doctor suggested could be related to the mysterious disease. But, […]

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Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

Spiritually Speaking: Confidence plus discipline equals power

| April 28, 2016

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) I have two words for you today: confidence and discipline. When viewed spiritually, both exude Godly principles. Put this on the Holy Spirit, but discipline is an amazing thing. When applied to faith, be it natural or supernatural, the result is spiritual confidence. Spiritual confidence and discipline, […]

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Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

Famed native son, Beauford T. Williams aka renowned entertainer ‘Eddie Blue’ crosses over at 82

| April 27, 2016

SHILOH, Ohio—Fort Wayne lost one of it’s most famous native son’s recently. Beauford T. Williams, 82, known professionally as “Eddie Blue” made his transition April 22 in Mansfield Ohio. Born June 3, 1933 to Beauford and Josephine Williams in Fort Wayne, Ind., Beauford T. Williams was a member of the Central High School class of […]

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President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

President Obama, public leaders mourn Prince

| April 27, 2016

  By Harry Colbert Jr. (Insight News, NNPA Member) The reaction to the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, more commonly simply known as Prince, has come from all reaches of society. Prince was found unresponsive at Paisley Park—his home and entertainment compound—in the early morning hours of April 21. He was 57. The death came […]

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Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

Stop the presses: Few endorsements making headlines in in black papers

| April 27, 2016

By Erick Johnson (From the Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Forget it, Hillary. Sorry, Bernie. When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either candidate, the edgy black newspaper dropped a bombshell with a large headline just five days before the crucial primary elections in the sunshine state. “NONE OF THE ABOVE,” the headline […]

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